[Some people have asked about the bass gear in the photo below, so I've added some details.]
Just got back from Nashville. The Jesus Lizard rehearsed and settled on a working list of twenty-nine songs for the upcoming shows. Mac’s still mystical, Yow funny, Duane bitter stalwart and true; it’s all good.
Thanks heaps to Paul Barker, Ashford Tucker, and the Admirals Club for lending gear, the Admirals Club again for letting us commandeer the rehearsal space, Elizabeth for hostessing, and Francesca for letting us watch Backyardigans.
The bass rig is Paul Barker’s. The head is a Traynor TS-200. I don’t know anything about the cabinets or speakers. They look homemade hand-crafted by artisanal loudspeaker cabinetiers. The black pedal is a Rat, which I’ve used forever. The purple pedal is a Red Snapper overdrive. I don’t know much about it. Duane bought it because Joe Barresi recommended it, and I was trying it out. I didn’t use it enough to form an opinion, but when Joe Barresi starts talking about pedals, you better listen up.
The bass is (sigh) the Memphis.